*All boarders must be current on their Rabies vaccination as required by law*
Pets that are overdue will be examined by one of our doctors and given a Rabies vaccination upon arrival, and their owner will be charged accordingly.
*It is recommended that all dogs have a current Bordetella vaccination*
Dogs that are not current on this vaccination can still be boarded. We will attempt to limit their exposure to sick patients, however, cannot guarantee that your pet will not be exposed to a sick patient. We can give the vaccination at this visit, however, because it is not immediately effective your pet will not be fully protected during that stay. We require that you sign a waiver declining the vaccination.
*We also strongly recommend that all pets stay current on the following annual vaccinations:
DOGS: DHP and Parvovirus (and Leptospirosis if appropriate)
CATS: FVRCP (and Feline Leukemia if appropriate)
Animals that are not current on these vaccinations can still be dropped off for boarding. We will attempt to limit their exposure to sick patients, however, you must assume any risk involved and you will be responsible for the costs of any subsequent medical treatment.
*All pets entering the hospital are thoroughly checked for fleas*
Pets found to have evidence of fleas will be given a Capstar, a pill that kills adult fleas on the pet for 24 hours. The cost is between $4.00 and $5.00 depending on the size of the pet. This product is safe in animals weighing greater than two pounds.
*All pets staying with us receive personal attention and care*
Please let us know if your pet has a medical condition that requires special monitoring.
*We provide pets with beds, towels, and food and water bowls*
We can accept one small toy per pet if it is deemed safe by our staff. Every attempt will be made to return any personal effects left with your pet, however, we can not guarantee their return.
*We ask that you bring only the necessary amount of your pet’s food in sealable plastic bags*
We recommend that all animals continue to eat their own food while boarding. If you do not bring your food, we will feed a premium dry diet based on your pet’s age. If any canned diets are needed during your pet’s stay, appropriate charges will be placed on your account.
*Novey Animal Hospital will perform any medical treatments that become necessary to maintain the healthy condition of your pet during its stay*
The overall health of your pet is important to us during their stay. We monitor the weights and appetites of all of our patients and a doctor will be alerted if a problem is noted. Commonly, the excitement and stress of boarding can cause gastrointestinal upset during your pet’s stay, resulting in decreased appetite, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Most times, these symptoms will resolve as your pet acclimates to the kennel. However, if underlying conditions such as intestinal parasites or organ diseases are present, these periods of stress can result in persistent illness.
If your pet has diarrhea during its stay, we will perform a fecal smear and floatation ($34.25) to help rule out parasitic causes. We will notify you of the results and the recommended treatment at that time. Medications needed during your pet’s stay will be at an additional charge.
If your pet vomits, they will be administered oral Famotidine (Pepcid) ($4.20) to help calm their stomach. If your pet remains ill you will be contacted to authorize an examination and further diagnostics, such as bloodwork and radiographs and/or treatments as recommended by the doctor.
Please be sure to provide us with phone numbers so that we can contact you in case of an illness or problem. In the event that you are unreachable, the doctors will perform medically necessary treatments in order to stabilize your pet. We will also continue to attempt to reach you to give you an update on your pet’s condition. The cost of medical treatment or medication prescribed will be charged to your account.
*We will give any medication that your pet requires while boarding*
Please remember to bring all current medications in their original vial. If you forget to bring them, a daily medication fee will be charged.
*All dogs boarding with us will get a bath and nail trim at the end of their stay*
This is complimentary with their boarding stay. If you wish to decline these services, please indicate this on the boarding form.
Cats can be bathed by request for an additional charge.
Please plan on picking up your pet after 12 pm so they can dry thoroughly. If you would like to pick up prior to 12 pm, your pet will be bathed the evening before pickup.
*All dogs are walked and exercised three times daily*
In order to provide them with interesting stimulation, we offer special one-on-one sessions. These are approximately 15 minutes each, and cost $7.20 per session.
You can choose from the following:
- Extra play time with toys & agility equipment
- Basic etiquette--walking on a leash, socialization
- Obedience practice
- Brushing & relaxing massage
Please let us know if you want to add any of these special sessions during your pet’s stay.
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